Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine Flan Recipe from scratch

So I made flan for my honey for Valentine's Day from scratch. He loves flan and the first time I made it from scratch over a year ago, well, it turned out fine, but this time it turned out really great!! I decided to just cook it in a bath as the directions state, I put the pan inside another larger pan and filled that one with about an inch of water. I had been cheating, using the box stuff, which actually tastes pretty good but I will make it this way from now on.

We didn't add any fruit to it.

Here is the recipe I used:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • eggs
  • cups milk (I used almond milk) 
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • teaspoon orange rind, grated (I used grapefruit)
  • sliced fruit (Strawberries, Kiwi or other fruit)
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 3 3/4 hrs
  1. 1 Heat 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy skillet or saucepan, stirring constantly until it melts and turns a dark golden color.
  2. 2 Remove from heat and immediately pour into a 4 1/2 cup metal ring mold, swish it around so it evenly coats the bottom of the ring mold.
  3. 3 In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs.
  4. 4 Stir in milk,1/2 cup sugar, vanilla and orange peel.
  5. 5 Place caramel coated ring mold in another pan and place on an oven rack.
  6. 6 Pour egg mixture into the ring mold and pour the hottest tap water possible around the ring mold to a depth of 1 inch.
  7. 7 Bake at 325Ffor close to l hour or until a knife comes out clean.
  8. 8 Cool flan on a wire rack, Chill for at least 3 1/2 hours.
  9. 9 To unmold the flan loosen edges with a spatula, slip spatula down the sides to let air in.
  10. 10 Place the serving platter over the mold and flip to allow the flan to slip onto the platter.
  11. 11 Spoon the caramel that may remain in the mold on top of the flan.
  12. 12 Pile sliced fruit in the center and serve.
Enjoy!!! :) 

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